The costs of buying  -  Borrowing more

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The costs of buying - Borrowing more

Once you have moved in, you must prepare yourself for an extra-large first payment to the building society. Different societies have different 'cut-off' dates for when the monthly payment first becomes due.

If you complete the purchase towards the end of a calendar month, you may have nothing to pay until the end of the following month but at that point you will be asked to make up the arrears and possibly to pay the property's insurance as well.

The lender will tell you what this first payment will be as soon as they have issued the cheque to your solicitor. Some will let you pay a bit in advance if this is going to help your budgeting.

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The costs of buying - The costs of paying your mortgage

As a guide to how much you are likely to find yourself paying for your mortgage, Table 8 shows the cost of monthly payments for an 0.8 mortgage on three properties, again priced at £115,000, 125000 and £135,000, at various rates of interest. The figures assume that you are taking out a mortgage over 25 years, which is the usual period these days. If you decide for any reason to take out a shorter-term mortgage, it will be more expensive: figures for a 20-year mortgage, for example, are shown in Table 10 in Section 5.

When you are doing your budgeting, remember that, though the mortgage is likely to be the largest cost, it is not the only one you'll face. You will have rates, water rates and . . .... see: The costs of buying - The costs of paying your mortgage

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